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Hi All-


I am not sure if this is the exact right place to put this, if I'm on the wrong spot please feel free to have the mod's move me.


I bought my first house back in December, and I am setting up my "theater" (I use quotes because in comparison to some of the rooms I see in here mine would embarrass the word "theater")


The room I am using is a finished basement approximately 130 x 300 (give or take). The problem is the room is finished off in "paneling" from the 1970's. I am not comfortable at this time doing the drywall work myself. Until I can redo the room properly I was considering hanging floor to ceiling drapes through out the room. Kind of like in a movie theater.


My thoughts is that this would serve a few different purposes,


1) it would hide the wires running to the back speakers (easier then routing them around and through my laundry room)

2) It would cover the God ugly paneling

3) It would provide some degree of sound proofing and deadening


Has anybody done this? (Pics?)



thanks for thoughts and advice...
 

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I can appreciate where you're coming from. Curtains will cut some reverberation (echo) but do little for actual soundproofing. Heavy drapes sound expensice at any rate.
 

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As Ted points out, drapes will provide some amount of deadening but little, if any, sound containment. Drapes will however take care of your # 1 and # 2 issues to some degree.


Best of luck.
 

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Also, I see the drapes only helping with a small portion of the sound spectrum. So, while it will help with a range of the sound you will still have an issue with alot of the sound spectrum.


Sound proofing. Not even going to touch it.
 

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Thank you for all the replies. My title was a little misleading, soundproofing is not a really big concern. I live alone. I was really thinking more astheticly.


Does abybody have any pictures of this type of install I would love some pics so I could get an idea of how to make the pleats even. As well as how it looks with all cloth walls.....
 

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cheaper than the drapes you are thinking about, you could completely do GOM or speaker cloth fabric walls as seen on this forum with hundreds of different ways. Including the cost for sound treatments. If you are not worried over sound containment, you could space this out over the existing walls and do all sorts of nifty upgrades, (lighting, speaker wiring etc)


Seriously if you can measure good enough to hang drapes like that you could get something which would be dramatically better!
 
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